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Mangacatgirl
11-05-2002, 03:40 AM
Is anyone here going to be at anime iowa 2003? I was at AI2002, but I felt so out of place, cause I only knew a few people. I'm going again next year, and I'd like to know if I could meet up with anyone there ^.^

Ja mata ne-nyo!
Kitty

OH P.S. If anyone has, or knows where there is a gallery of anime iowa 2002, let me know. The only place I found pics of me, or anyone I knew there, was a fan's view. AI seems like a small con because no one ever has pics from it ^.^;

Gates-of-Time
12-06-2002, 11:44 AM
Well, I was browsing thriugh old posts and saw this one.
We were there at AI2002. I have pics, but they are not up yet. I you let me know who you were dressed as, I will see if I have a pic for you.
Will you be at AI2003? We will be there (again) but we will be performing this time, an array of anime and J-pop stuff.

But keep checking back at my site for all the pics fron AI, hope to see you next year!!!

Andrea

http://www.gates-of-time.com

Mangacatgirl
12-17-2002, 12:04 AM
I was the black angel costume manga CCS sakura. Black dress, gold trim, black wings.

I'm going to AI2003. I'll most likely be dressed as Sesshoumaru from Inuyasha.

I'll check out your site ^.^

grandis
12-17-2002, 01:16 PM
Hopefully I'll meet both of you there as well.

Grandis

Kyou
12-31-2002, 02:06 PM
I hope to see you both there, it'd be nice to actually go to a Con ^_^ ehehehe *sweatdrop* I'll be Kyou-Kun, probably one of the million though =p

Mangacatgirl
12-31-2002, 05:19 PM
You're in Kansas City? Is that on the Kansas side, or the Missouri side? Cause I'm only 40 minutes away from the Missouri side of Kansas City.

I hope to see you at the con too ^.^ Hopefully it should be lots of fun. I still have to make my second costume for the event and a costume for Dave AND a costume for Thomas, haha. I have my work cut out for me ^.^;

Kyou
01-01-2003, 02:42 AM
I'm on the Missouri side. Where abouts in MO are you from Catgirl? To be specific, I'm in Parkville, about 15 minutes north of KC.

Gates-of-Time
01-02-2003, 02:10 PM
My performace troupe will be there, doing a performance panel.
PLEASE! come see us. We are still working on the programming, because we do not have a full cast yet but as of right now, we have some Ayumi H., Sailor Moon, and maybe something from the Utena Musical.

What would you like to see if you attend?

*hugs*

Andrea

(ps. We were dresses as Senshi, with a mini Sera Myu Super Chibi Moon, and baby boy in tow)

Mangacatgirl
01-03-2003, 12:15 PM
Yeah, I saw you guys there. I took like 3 pictures of the adorable chibi-usa ^.^

I'm in Saint Joseph, not too far from KC either. I'm not sure how close that is to where you are, I've only lived here for a little over a year, and I rarely go anywhere ^.^;;

TsukiGuujin
01-07-2003, 12:44 AM
Our group is going to Anime Iowa, as well! We finally decided that YES we are DEFINITELY going.

We'll be Sailor Moon SuperS villians. Woo!

Hope to see you all there....

*still needs to get a map so we can drive...damnit...*

~~Tsuki Guujin of Yume no Densetsu~~

Fireflyprincess
01-10-2003, 07:24 PM
I'll be there. I was there with Cait. I went as Princess Saturn, Hotaru Tomoe(school uniform), the Pan from Dragonball Gt. I'll be going as Sailor Saturn, Hyatt, and Pan again next year.

Whisper
01-12-2003, 04:26 PM
I may be going, but it's going to depend on friends' and my schedules. Of course, like idiots, nothings been decided costume wise on our part... Maybe if I work really hard I can pull a hardsuit off (read: outta my ass). Anyway, if I can make it I'll most likely go as Kakashi from Naruto.

Gates-of-Time
01-19-2003, 05:29 PM
Originally posted by TsukiGuujin
Our group is going to Anime Iowa, as well! We finally decided that YES we are DEFINITELY going.

We'll be Sailor Moon SuperS villians. Woo!

Hope to see you all there....

*still needs to get a map so we can drive...damnit...*

~~Tsuki Guujin of Yume no Densetsu~~

OK.. being that we live in the same state, and are not that far from each other, and I have been there before... we can always car pool... I love road trips!

And my babies will be at home, so it iwll be more fun!

*hugs*

Andrea

Gates-of-Time
01-19-2003, 05:30 PM
So, anyone that is going.. wanns help out with our performance? Even if it is by just attending?

I get to be Ayumi! Yeah!

*hugs*

Andrea

Ps. check out our new Message Board (http://pub68.ezboard.com/bkageshien)

Gates-of-Time
01-19-2003, 05:32 PM
Originally posted by TsukiGuujin
Our group is going to Anime Iowa, as well! We finally decided that YES we are DEFINITELY going.

We'll be Sailor Moon SuperS villians. Woo!

Hope to see you all there....

*still needs to get a map so we can drive...damnit...*

~~Tsuki Guujin of Yume no Densetsu~~

OK.. being that we live in the same state, and are not that far from each other, and I have been there before... we can always car poo... I love road trips!

And my babies will be at home, so it iwll be more fun!

*hugs*

Andrea

Mangacatgirl
01-19-2003, 05:40 PM
I'm making a Sesshoumaru costume for me, a Miroku costume for Dave (hubby), and either an inuyasha, jaken, or shippou costume for Thomas (son). Is anyone else going as an Inuyasha character? If I have enough time, energy and money, I'll have a second costume for myself, and go as Kikyou, but I dunno if that'll happen.

TsukiGuujin
01-20-2003, 04:56 AM
Originally posted by Gates-of-Time
OK.. being that we live in the same state, and are not that far from each other, and I have been there before... we can always car poo... I love road trips!

And my babies will be at home, so it iwll be more fun!

*hugs*

Andrea

^^
We've got five people going in our car, one flying in from San Diego and one flying in from Philadelphia. I *think* that's all for that con. *not sure, yet*

Maybe we could follow you, or something?

Email me, ok? We'll work something out.

Thanks!!

~~Tsuki~~

KnivesMoFO
01-22-2003, 05:11 PM
I know I'll be there, seeing as in it's in my home town! Woot! Anyways, yeah, I'll be there, and my friend who went as Vash last year will also be in tow. Come check us out during the cosplay!

Mangacatgirl
01-23-2003, 02:12 AM
Oh! Which Vash was he? I might has a pic of him from last year ^.^

Gates-of-Time
01-27-2003, 08:16 PM
There was this guy there that my best friend as oogling over. I am not sure what he was dressed from ,but it was a white shirt, black tie, and blue sports jacket. If I post (or have a link) can anyone tell me who he was?

Thanks!

Andrea

TsukiGuujin
01-28-2003, 12:47 AM
That *might* be Spike from Cowboy Bebop, Andrea...give me a linkie, and I'll tell you for sure, ok?

~~Tsuki~~

Cait
02-08-2003, 09:00 PM
Hey! I was beginning to wonder about Missouri... Quite the empty state. *points up* I'm with Fireflyprincesse. We cronicly go to AI. It looks like this year we're going to need trucks to cart all the people who want to go... and like I might have a full time job this summer sewing costumes (yeah Escaflowne TV group!).

Is it just me or is Anime Iowa one of the better conventions you've been to? For me, AI beat AX last year hands down.

*points to avatar picture taken in the lobby of the Collins Plaza Hotel*

Are we talking the tiny tiny Chibiusa with the glasses? Post the guy's picture! I know there was Kaji (Evangelion) there and he was quite the looker.. but I thought he had a red tie.

Also, what is it with AI that there's always a plentiful supply of really attractive Vashes?

Mangacatgirl
02-09-2003, 03:12 AM
Hey, you live in Kansas city? I live an hour away from KC MO ^.^

I didn't go to AX. In fact last yeat AI was the only con I went toso... I guess it was the best for me, by default ^.^ If only I wasn't the only person in my group cosplaying, maybe it would of been a little more fun, haha ^.^;

Gates-of-Time
02-09-2003, 09:27 AM
OK.. Here is the picture of that cute guy I was talking about that my friend really likes.
Please let me know if any of you know who he is..

Thanks!

*hugs*
Andrea

http://www.angelfire.com/comics/kageshien/cutie.jpg

Gates-of-Time
02-09-2003, 09:31 AM
Originally posted by Cait
Is it just me or is Anime Iowa one of the better conventions you've been to? For me, AI beat AX last year hands down.

*points to avatar picture taken in the lobby of the Collins Plaza Hotel*

Are we talking the tiny tiny Chibiusa with the glasses? Post the guy's picture! I know there was Kaji (Evangelion) there and he was quite the looker.. but I thought he had a red tie.

Also, what is it with AI that there's always a plentiful supply of really attractive Vashes?

I agree, I had so much more fun at AI. But this year I will not have my little four eyed Chibi Usa. Kageshien (http://www.gates-of-time.com/index1.htm), my performance troupe, will be doing a show there, so I will not be bringing the kids (too hard to sing and dance while trying to keep up with her..lol

There are some really attractive people at AI, almost makes ya wish you were single

Well, I really hope to meet a lot of you there, this year. Don't be shy. I love to meet new people!

*hugs*
Andrea

Cait
02-09-2003, 03:02 PM
Hey, you live in Kansas city? I live an hour away from KC MO ^.^

Poor you! ^_^'

OK.. Here is the picture of that cute guy I was talking about that my friend really likes.
Please let me know if any of you know who he is..

Don't know the person, but he's defintaly cosplaying Spike from Cowboy Bebop.

I agree, I had so much more fun at AI. But this year I will not have my little four eyed Chibi Usa. Kageshien, my performance troupe, will be doing a show there, so I will not be bringing the kids (too hard to sing and dance while trying to keep up with her..lol

Ah! So you are the Pluto I thought you were! *remembers the choreographed (sp?) dancing at the little anime rave* I'm curious... who is that Seiya/"Uranus" who was with you? He pops in a lot, but he's not in your image gallery...

Gates-of-Time
02-09-2003, 04:49 PM
That guy is my friend Randy. He was the first Crossplayer I ever met. I am not sure if he will be there this year. I have not taked to him lately.

So, will you guys be coming to our performance???

*hugs*

Andrea

Mangacatgirl
02-10-2003, 01:14 PM
You know, I've never proformed at a con before, or seen one. But I'd like to some time. Exactly what's expected of someone who would be doing a cosplay proformance?

TsukiGuujin
02-10-2003, 01:59 PM
Mangacatgirl, that depends on the convention. Like, for NDK last year we did a skit that was 3 minutes. For Anime Iowa, the time limit is only 30 seconds, which is ASININE, but yeah.

Some cons make you do PG rating only, some let you do PG-13, and I won't even GET IN TO what Yaoi Con lets you do. XD

You should prolly start with getting an idea of what you'd like to do, and asking more specific questions about it, you know?

*happy to help*

~~Tsuki Guujin~~

Kikyou
02-10-2003, 09:12 PM
I might be going, seeing that my brother lives in Iowa and I'll be visiting him for part of the summer.

And yes, I would be going as an Inuyasha character. Don't be Kikyou, that's my character. :( Pwease? Hehe.

TsukiGuujin
02-11-2003, 01:28 AM
*laugh* If I was an Inuyasha character, I'd be Sesshomaru.

I'll never get THAT costume done. XD

Yeah, I'm off topic. *kicks self*

You know, Kikyou, there will prolly be more Kikyous. It's not nice to claim characters, even if it *IS* just for one con.

~~Tsuki Guujin~~

Cait
02-11-2003, 09:01 PM
For Anime Iowa, the time limit is only 30 seconds, which is ASININE, but yeah.

But, I believe, that is negotitiable (sp?). They say so at the beginning, I believe.. I'm thinking of bringing a small skit to Iowa myself, and if it works out it'll include live playing of music and will require at least a minute or two or three. Anyway, they always are looking for contestants in the show. I remember last year it felt so short! The audience was dying for more!

KnivesMoFO
02-11-2003, 09:22 PM
Well, let's see... I know this year, my friend will be going as Vash again, but this time, it's from the manga. That'll be cool to see.

Uhm, he was the one who.... uhm... At the cosplay, he did the skit with a wolfwood and a missus wolfwood... had the chapel and everything... his pic is here on this site... I dunno


I'll be going as Knives, he's going as Vash, another friend is going as Wolfwood, another friend is going as Legato, and my little brother (If I can convince him) would be Zazie the beast. It's gonna be cool.


Hope to see you all there... drop me an e-mail if ya wanna chat about the con, or if you wanna meet up there...

TsukiGuujin
02-12-2003, 01:20 AM
I'm interested in seeing that Manga Vash! O.O

I've never seen one before.

I'm also interested in the Legato costume.....but you should have a Midvalley to....um....nevermind that. XD

~~Tsuki Guujin, who needs to make that damned Legato coat!~~

Yunie-chan
02-15-2003, 05:53 PM
I'm hoping to go to AnimeIowa ::begs parents:: since I joined up with Kageshien. ::hugs Andrea:: X D 'twill be a blast!

Quick question though, is there any hall costumes people would like to see? o.O Ineed to come up with one for AI, and I have no clue what to do. I'm hoping to have Sephiroth done by then, but if not, ^_^* heh..

TsukiGuujin
02-15-2003, 07:49 PM
DUDE! YUNIE-CHAN! I'm glad I'll get to see you at Anime Iowa. I'm never getting over your amazing Belial costume! *__*

~~Tsuki Guujin~~

Yunie-chan
02-15-2003, 10:02 PM
LOL, I'm glad you liked it. ^_^ I may wear it again Friday at StarFest in CO, and if need be, it'll reappear at AI. ^_^

TsukiGuujin
02-18-2003, 12:51 AM
*begs* Wear the Belial costume, wear it, wear it!

^^;;

Heh. If my Rosiel costume gets done by then (XD!!!! YEAH RIGHT!) then I might wear it. X_X

I think my permanent auxilary costume (unless I decide to change my hairstyle DRASTICALLY) is gonna end up being Duo Maxwell. I can pull that off REALLY EASY, and yeah.

Yes, yes, Tsuki is SOOOOO cliche. But yeah.

So the third day of AI, depending on what I have done, and how much money I (don't) have, I'll either be Sailor Moon or Duo....and if I suddenly win the lottery, I'll be Rosiel XD.

So I hope I see you. And Andrea too! I miss her. ;_;

Yep. I'm babbling.

~~Tsuki~~

Cait
02-20-2003, 02:58 PM
Nobody is there on the third day! Go as your most casual character! There were what? Ten cosplayers left on Sunday las year?

TsukiGuujin
02-20-2003, 03:12 PM
O.O

Really!? THAT SUCKS!

I say cosplay all three days. I'm not driving to Iowa for nothing, yo!

~~Tsuki~~

Gates-of-Time
02-20-2003, 08:59 PM
Originally posted by Cait
Nobody is there on the third day! Go as your most casual character! There were what? Ten cosplayers left on Sunday las year?

We wore casual costumes. We were kitty girls on Sunday.. But I also found out we were invited to Iowa (to help w/ the masq) one week before the con. So I just bealy had time to make Linda's Ethereal Sailor Mars costume.
This year though we will have a lot of costumes, because all ready for our performance we have like, 5 costume changes.. and still more planning.

So you will see us in costumes that day!

Andrea



Kageshien Performance Troupe (http://www.gates-of-time.com/index1.htm)

Mangacatgirl
02-20-2003, 09:06 PM
WOW 5 costumes? I feel so pathetic ^.^;; I'll be lucky to be able to sew 2 for myself. Especially since I have to make a costume for Dave, and one for Thomas. x.x;

Bye the way, too bad you wont have your little girl with you this year, because I'm bringing my little boy ^.^

Yunie-chan
02-20-2003, 10:11 PM
I'm soooo looking forward to AI with Kageshien! ::huggles Andrea-san:: ;.; Though, I shoulda kept my mouth shut about some of those costumes. -.- And.. I fear for my toes with the waltzing Lina..

Either way, fun!!!!!!!!!!

::hugs Mangacatgirl:: You'll get them done! ^_^ Yunie-chan has faith!

TsukiGuujin
02-21-2003, 01:36 AM
Yeah, I wish I had time and money to make all those costumes. If I did, I'd be going to more cons. Not making 5 costumes for one con. @_@

I've gotta make lotsa costumes in general. I thank some wonderful force that my Duo costume is EASY. XD

The only easy costume in my entire plan for my ENTIRE GROUP this year. *head spins*

Too bad we don't have a lot of help in the sewing department. X_x

~~Tsuki~~

Mangacatgirl
02-21-2003, 03:21 PM
Thanks Yunie-Chan ^.^

Yeah, TsukiGuujin, I wish I had ANY help in the sewing department, haha. I don't like being the only person who can sew ^.^; I hope you get everything done on time though! I can't wait to see the costumes at the convention ^.^

Gates-of-Time
02-22-2003, 11:21 AM
Well, 5 costumes each (right now there are 5 momeber performing at AI) this will take some time. That is why we are starting now. It is gonna be so mucj fun!!
If you have not reserved your rooms yet, you better do so, soon. They sell out fast (and it does not help that Kageshien (http://www.gates-of-time.com/kageshien.htm) has 3 two room suite reseved). Last year we had to stay at the Red Roof hotel. At least it was in the same parking lot.

I am getting excited about going this year. Only 182 days left!!!

I am kinda sad I am not bringing my babies, cuz Morgan loves it so much, But I can not put on a performance/panel with her there.. But maybe the next year.. If I can get my Hubby to come (yeah right)

*hugs*

Andrea

Kageshien (http://www.gates-of-time.com/kageshien.htm)
Kageshien Message Board (http://pub68.ezboard.com/bkageshien)

Cait
02-22-2003, 01:22 PM
I sympathize, Mangacatgirl. If I want a cosplay group I'm going to have to sew it all myself.. and two people are already requesting help with costumes (one kinda on commission and one not). It wouldn't be so bad if I had ten minutes to work on this stuff during the week. I guess, though, being able to turn in my costumes for credit as projects in Advanced Clothing is nice.

Only 180 something days?!?! *scream* Not enough time!

Gates-of-Time
02-26-2003, 08:27 AM
WOW! It must be nice to be able to use your costumes for credit in a class. Good luck to you.
178 days!!!

So much to do!

*hugs*
Andrea

Kageshien Performance Troupe (http://www.gates-of-time.com/index1.htm)

TsukiGuujin
02-26-2003, 01:33 PM
DUDE I still don't have a job. I may not make it AT ALL.

There's always my Duo costume, but I don't want to let the rest of my group down.

I hate the damned economy. X_X

~~Tsuki~~

nekhochan
06-12-2003, 11:25 PM
Hey all! I will be at anime iowa again this year, now for the 4th year in a row! I love this con!

I hopefully will have some all-new costumes this year, and if that fails I can always reprise my Luna from Sailor Moon costume I did in 2000 and 2002.

I feel so out of the anime loop....I hardly recognize any of the anime that is mentioned anymore. *gets old fart voice on* back in MY day, we had robotech and that was it! And we had to watch it while walking uphill in the snow without shoes, etc. LOL

TsukiGuujin
06-12-2003, 11:29 PM
Yeah, I may REALLY not be making it at this point.

>>I feel so out of the anime loop....I hardly recognize any of the anime that is mentioned anymore.

Dude, I'm so caught up in anime that ended as far back as '93 that I can't even understand the new stuff. XD
Admittedly, Trigun is the newest I've watched, so that's not TOO old. But there's so much new stuff that I just can't keep up.

As for AI this year, it's gonna be a VERY close call.
I still have to make hotel reservations, as well as five costumes!
I'm so panicky!

~~Tsuki~~

Moonie Padfoot
06-19-2003, 12:36 AM
Hiya. I'm going to be at AI. I know what you mean Tsuki! My friends and I are doing a sailor moon group and I'm the only one who can sew. I just finished my Uranus costume tonight, and i still have to do pluto, saturn and chibi moon. I can't wait to go, 'cause this is my first con. I'm probably going to do a princess Zelda costume for myself too. My best friend and I are doing a FF9 group next year. I'm crossplaying Zidane, but anyways, good luck and hope to see you there!

Yunie-chan
06-19-2003, 12:43 AM
Ooooh, I definitely have to go next year with my Kuja! X D If I make it this year, I'll definitely be in Rosiel and probably Anthy from the Utena movie. Andrea and I still have to discuss the rest of the costumes.

Moonie Padfoot
06-19-2003, 12:47 AM
Cool! I've always loved Kuja, I mean, he's such a complex Character ^.^ Hope to see you all!

Rikku X-2
06-20-2003, 04:24 PM
I'm gonna be there!
I'll be cosplaying Rikku again (but much MUCH better than Acen) and I'm gonna have a Lenne and (hopefully) a Yuna too.

I am so so so so SO psyched for this con! it'll be my 2nd AI (despite the fact I live only 2 hours away in Des Moines ^^;;;)
Look for me there! I'll be looking for ya'll!

TsukiGuujin
06-21-2003, 01:32 AM
Well, it's official.
I will NOT be at Anime Iowa.
We have no money, and won't have enough by then.
We have no hotel room.
Most of all, we have NO TRANSPORTATION.

I am crushed.

~~Tsuki~~

CuteButDeadly
06-21-2003, 03:16 PM
I'm going it will be my 4th year. It's going to be some much fun, I can't wait! On Friday I will be cosplaying as Naru and on Saturday dark Chi.

Cait
06-21-2003, 04:57 PM
*applauds* My 3rd year, actually. Don't you just love it?

CuteButDeadly
06-22-2003, 02:16 PM
Yes, I do love AI it is my absolute favorite con. It's the con that no matter what I will never ever miss.